I honestly think the Texas Regents would interview Ellen DeGeneres is they thought it would prompt Mack Brown to retire.
And the rumors begin. The Associated Press is reporting that a University of Texas regent and a former regent spoke with Nick Saban’s agent in January about the possibility of the Alabama coach replacing Mack Brown as Longhorns coach.
Regent Wallace Hall tells the AP he had a telephone call with agent Jimmy Sexton just a few days after the national championship game. Tom Hicks, former regent and former Texas Rangers owner, was also on the call.
Tom Hicks then reportedly met with Brown and asked him if was ready to retire. Brown said no and the matter was dropped.
The AP says it’s not clear who initiated the call with Sexton and says Brown’s attorney, Joe Jamail, threatened to sue anyone outside the university if they pressured Brown to resign.
“If there are any more, get ready for a lawsuit,” Jamail said. “Mack has publicly stated he wants to coach.”
Brown is in his 16th year at Texas. He’s under contract until 2020. The Longhorns are 1-2 season with losses to BYU and Ole Miss.
Update: Saban responds - ”I’m just too damn old to start over somewhere else.”